Spring Community Grant Recipients Announced

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AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER $240,000 IN 2017 SPRING COMMUNITY GRANTS Funding will be used for various community-initiated Austin parks improvements, renovations, and construction projects AUSTIN, TX (July 13) – Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is thrilled to announce their 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants Program spring grantees that will receive over $240,000 in collective funding to improve …

People + Parks: Advocacy in Action

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By Elizabeth McGuire In one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, a team of stewards is working to preserve their park and to inspire others to follow suit in their own neighborhoods. Three leaders of Friends of Shipe Park—Jill Nokes, Alison Young and Mark Fishman—have worked with Austin Parks Foundation and countless volunteers to keep Shipe a vibrant, healthy, resilient …

Park Pollinators: Meet Cynthia Rodriguez

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …

June 19-25th Marks 10th Pollinator Week

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U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of the Interior designate June 19-25, 2017 as Pollinator Week Just a decade ago, the U.S. Senate declared that a week in June would be Pollinator Week. This year, it falls on the week of June 19-25. Pollinator Week is dedicated to advocating the importance of pollinators and educating people on the need …

APF Celebrates 25 Years of People + Parks

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Blues on the Green, Salt Lick BBQ and Chipotle help APF celebrate our 25th anniversary When Austin Parks Foundation began in 1992, we were a small group of committed park stewards – just 12 volunteer board members. Now celebrating our 25th Anniversary, we still dedicate ourselves to maintaining and improving the 300+ green spaces in Austin, but we’ve grown into …

Project Playback: Art Installations at Perry Park

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Austin Parks Foundation helps fund the installation of art at Perry Park, with the help of partners The Contemporary Austin and Austin Parks and Recreation. With the help of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, Friends of Perry Park were able to add two more art installations to the park. The pieces, Alas #IV by Betty Gold and Blue Float by Peter …

APF Partners with Zilker Brewing Company

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Austin Parks Foundation Partners with Zilker Brewing Company for Limited-Edition “Parks & Rec” Beer in Commemoration of Zilker Park’s Centennial Anniversary Beer Release to Kick Off with Happy Hour at YETI Barrr on May 25 Austin Parks Foundation (APF) is excited to announce a collaboration with Zilker Brewing Company (ZBC) to create a special limited-edition beer in honor of Zilker …

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Seaholm Waterfront Funding by APF and The Trail Foundation

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Internationally recognized architecture and urbanism firm Studio Gang selected to lead study on Seaholm Waterfront Austin Parks Foundation (APF), The Trail Foundation (TTF), and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) announced today the funding of a collaborative planning study for the future of Seaholm Waterfront, the historic Seaholm Intake structure and its surrounding parkland. The plan—which will …

ACL Music Festival Gives Big to Austin + Parks

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In a press conference at City Hall this morning, operators of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, C3 Presents, gave Austin’s parks $6.3 million for park improvements all over the city, and presented the economic impact study compiled by Austin-based firm Angelou Economics. Austin’s Mayor Adler spoke to attendees about the importance of ACL Music Festival’s gift and presence in the city saying …

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Park Pollinators: Meet Ladye Anne

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Our tagline is people + parks, and we take that to heart. We know the people we work with, both inside and outside the office, are what make this organization successful, and we’re proud of the team we’ve put together. Each of us is committed to making Austin’s parks, trails and green spaces great for each and every Austinite. Read …